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Deal or no deal?
by Wilson Sy - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
After touting “constructive” talks and “narrowing of differences” between the US and China regarding trade, Trump threw a curveball with his Sunday night tweets.
And now the good news
by Wilson Sy - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
After enduring a water crisis, a power shortage, and a budget impasse, investors cheered as the country received good news last week.
Bull markets don’t die of old age
by Wilson Sy - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
After a disappointing 2018, the year 2019 has proven to be a good year for global stock markets. Last Friday, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both hit new all-time highs.
Positive carry steadies the Philippine peso
by Wilson Sy - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Higher-yielding emerging market (EM) currencies, including the Philippine peso, have stabilized after the Fed paused its hiking cycle and the ECB indicated that it might restart QE.
Tweet by tweet
by Wilson Sy - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Since the start of 2018, developments surrounding the US-China trade war have moved markets sharply in both directions.
Second wind
by Wilson Sy - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Global markets continued to rally last week, supported by notable progress on the US-China trade talks and central bank action.
U-turn
by Wilson Sy - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Last March 22, US indices fell 1.8 percent as investors were startled by the inversion of the US Treasury yield curve.
Hawk to dove
by Wilson Sy - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Last year, investors were worried about slowing global growth that could be exacerbated by higher interest rates. Investors felt that Fed chairman Jerome Powell’s view that interest rates should be raised two...
Water shortage and the stock market
by Wilson Sy - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, Metro Manila was startled by a severe water shortage that has not been felt in over two decades. Thousands of people lined up for water rationing in several parts of Metro Manila as the sudden shortage...
Happy 10th birthday, bull market
by Wilson Sy - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, the current bull market marked its 10th birthday. While the recent volatility and sharp drawdowns may have caused many to question whether we are still in a bull market, data indicates that we are...
Trade truce extension
by Wilson Sy - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Friday, March 1, the trade deadline imposed by the US on China came to pass. But instead of escalating trade tensions, the Trump administration shelved its plan to implement steep tariff hikes on $200 billion...
Gold and industrial metal prices surge
by Wilson Sy - February 25, 2019 - 12:00am
During the Q&A of Philequity’s investor briefing last Feb. 9 at the Meralco Theater, we received questions about gold, copper, and our views on the Philippine mining sector.
Divergent views on the peso
by Wilson Sy - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Since reaching P54.43:$1 last September 2018, the peso is now hovering in the 52 to 53 range. Will the peso continue to strengthen or will it retest the 13-year lows of 54.43? Major global investment banks are divided...
Global stock market recovery
by Wilson Sy - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
In contrast to the extreme volatility that marked 2018, markets staged a powerful rally to start 2019. Almost all global markets moved sharply higher in the first six weeks of the year.
Lucky Pig
by Wilson Sy - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am
After a bearish 2018, the PSEi welcomed 2019 with a bang. The Philippine index delivered a return of 9.08 percent (or 9.76 percent in dollar terms) in just one month, thus earning the title as the “best stock...
Tatang’s legacy in the stock market
by Wilson Sy - January 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Jan. 19, Henry Sy Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep. As a testament to his legacy, multitudes of people attended his wake to pay their respects.
Philippines – Best stock market in Asia
by Wilson Sy - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine stock market has been one of the top markets in the world for the year 2019. In fact, it is the best stock market in Asia with a return of 7.8 percent in just three weeks.
Active vs. passive
by Wilson Sy - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
At the start of 2019, we launched our newest fund – the Philequity MSCI Philippines Index Fund. We have received questions from investors about our new index fund.
PSEi – top gainer n first week of 2019
by Wilson Sy - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines was a top performer for the first week of 2019. The PSEi was the best performing market in Asia and trounced all global indices except Brazil.
Christmas rout turns into best one-day gain ever
by Wilson Sy - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
After a record drop this month, US stocks rebounded last Wednesday and delivered their best performance since 2009.
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